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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Gentiana austromontana   FAMILY Gentianaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana austromontana   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gentians of the eastern United States (Drake, 2011)
Gentiana austromontana

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-02-007?:
Gentiana clausa   FAMILY Gentianaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dasystephana decora

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Ridge Gentian, Appalachian Gentian, Pine Barren Gentian


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Will Stuart    wil_1355665420_c8c0428925

September    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Usually deeper more intense blue-violet than the similar G. clausa & G. decora, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Gentiana austromontana   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana austromontana   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gentians of the eastern United States (Drake, 2011)
Gentiana austromontana

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 155-02-007?:
Gentiana clausa   FAMILY Gentianaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dasystephana decora

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3484

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare in NC Piedmont

Habitat: Mountain forests and grassy balds, especially at medium to high elevations, but descending to ca. 600 m (2200 feet), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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